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Old November 29, 2007, 06:35 AM
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Default G92 8800GTS 512MB Reviewed!!

Tweaktown has a review of the new G92-based 8800GTS 512MB up! The card looks good but power consumption is absolutely through the roof So much for the G92 using less power.

Unfortunately, it is not benched against an 8800GTX and it is overall about 10-12% faster than a stock 8800GT.

If I had put in an order for an 8800GT 512MB and was still waiting on one of the ridiculous backorder lists, I would feel pretty betrayed now. Looks like we know where alot of the G92 cores were going: to the 8800GTS 512MB.

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Getting down to the nitty gritty there are some key details we should make mention of. Based on the new G92 core, we have the standard features to come with it such as PCI Express 2.0, a 65nm die and 1:1 texture addressing units : texture filtering units.

These are the features we know to be standard across all of the upcoming 8800GTS G92 based graphics cards, but as far as model specifics go we have in this case 512MB of GDDR3 memory. That 512MB comes clocked in at 1940MHz DDR while the core and shader clocks come in at 650MHz and 1625MHz respectively



LINK: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB G92 Tested :: TweakTown
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Old November 29, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Running at 79oc? Plus the power draw at stock as SKY noted.

Theres a crysis contrast on page 18-GTX, ultra. Seems to be on par with a 12 month old mildly oc'd 8800GTX.

Is there something wrong with the G92 core? Heat and power draw?
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Old November 29, 2007, 11:03 AM
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I say...NOT BAD!.....Once again, good job nVidia!!
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Old November 29, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Well the G92 GTS 512 only really pulls ahead of the GT 512 by a decent margin at higher resolutions. Looking at the Crysis SP demo benches at 1280x1024 there is only a few FPS difference. And the same holds true for many of the other games tested. I have zero regret about my GT @ 1680x1050. I already have a 3rd party cooler so that was not an extra expense and if you are playing with headphones the stock fan noise is a moot point. Is a quieter card worth another $100? Not in my opinion. Will it actually be available without horrendous backorders... we'll have to wait and see? I know I'm glad I got a GT on launch day at launch price. G92 GTS 512 is too pricey for me. :)
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Old November 29, 2007, 12:11 PM
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I'm also wondering how well it performs against the 8800GTS 640MB w/112SPs. In our review we showed that the 640MB card pulled out ahead of the GT more often than not at higher resolutions.
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Old November 29, 2007, 12:14 PM
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isn't there an SLi problem with the GT cards?
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Old November 29, 2007, 12:24 PM
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No idea...I've been trying to avoid the 680I chipset.
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No idea...I've been trying to avoid the 680I chipset.
Well...they could send me a couple and I'll test it on my 680i for ya! LOL
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I'm also wondering how well it performs against the 8800GTS 640MB w/112SPs. In our review we showed that the 640MB card pulled out ahead of the GT more often than not at higher resolutions.
That would be interesting. They could do with trying out CSAA as well to see how that affects things. Wonder why they have dropped 140mb of DDR3 as well?

I do get the impression that these G92s cores are running a bit high to try and boost performance. I wonder what the RMA rate of the G92 cw with G80 is as a result.
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Old November 29, 2007, 01:26 PM
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I am not that impressed but will step-up to it. Though the only problem is that the day it comes out is the day that my step-up ends. So it better be on the step-up list.

And the Crysis benchmark the stock GTS beats the OC2 GTX. So a heavy OC GTS might beat the Ultra XXX.
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